Latest posts by KT53

I am going to buy a new garden shed

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:32

Of the two options, I would go for good quality metal over plastic.  It would really need to be insulated to reduce the amount of condensation, but don't forget to leave space between any insulation on walls and roof to allow air flow.

Enough is enough

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 08:29

There shouldn't be a problem with finding enough content to fill a 60 minute gardening programme once a week, but from what I've seen so far there does seem to be an element of 'padding' to do so.  They also seem to be having 'fun' with camera trickery.  The guy building his raised beds being in two places at once being an example.  I just found that distracting.

Enough is enough

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 08:16

Getting back to kornflake's original post - I have just watched the most recent episode of GW and have a degree of sympathy with the observation about Monty's dogs.  They do seem to be used as time filler now with long, lingering shots of them doing not very much at all.  I have no problem at all with them being in the background and following Monty around, just don't over do the dog specific shots.

I'm also starting to feel that some segments of the hour long programmes are being extended simply because there is time to do so, rather than to provide additional information.  I accept that the hour long format does allow items to be covered in a more leisurely way, but at times it seems that they are playing at 33 rather than 45. (A reference which will probably be lost on the CD and download generation )

Enough is enough

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:43

I haven't seen the last 2 episodes as we've been away on holiday.  What I saw on the previous episodes I broadly enjoyed, some sections I thought very weak, but more than 30 minutes of good stuff.  On balance a positive change for me.

Rather than stop watching altogether, watch on Iplayer and skip the bits which bore you.

The media

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:41

I agree with the underlying feeling from Phillipa that the world has become over sanitised and that people are being 'saved from themselves', but still have no great desire or need to see more of the graphic detail on the 10 O'clock news.  There seem to be plenty of ways to access more graphic content on line if people wish to do so.

As an example, many years ago one of the Sunday papers had extremely graphic images of the aftermath of an aircrash in the USA as a double spread on its front and back pages.  The image was of a body still strapped in the aircraft seat, and you can imagine it wasn't a pretty sight.  What was the news value of that?  You didn't need to be Einstein to understand what damage could be done to a body in that situation.  My mother never purchased that paper again.

removing slate chips

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 08:31

You're talking about removing up to 9 cubic yards of chips,depending on the depth.  That's a lot more than 2 men would get into a van!  It's a couple of large skips worth.  Also, do you know what's beneath the chippings as that could require work too.

When you refer to a 20 x 20 bed requiring leveling, do you mean you need the soil from that removing to reduce the level by 2 feet?  Again, that's a lot to remove - around 30 cubic yards of soil, which will be hellishly expensive. 

Last edited: 03 October 2016 08:32:28

Turf Cutter...

Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:00

Most turf when purchased is only an inch or so thick so you shouldn't need to set it any deeper than that other than to compensate for any dips in the ground.

New GW...??

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 12:26
hogweed says:

I wish they had bits on the technical side of gardening - like how they do things on a grand scale, how all these grand water features work, how to clean tools, Best Buy secateurs etc.

See original post

 They are highly unlikely to do 'Best Buys' because it's likely to be considered advertising, and this is the Beeb.

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:27

I've got an aster of unknown variety which literally started flowering yesterday.  I'm sure it wasn't this late in the season last year.

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 08:25

Typical of this country.  All the good stuff is always kept for the London area.  Those of us out in the provinces are left with the rubbish.

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